Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time the Wonder

Here's another quatrain authored by the young Clark Ashton Smith that was unpublished during his lifetime:

Time holds the keys of all eternity
          Its warder grim is he;
The Past he shuts and locks forevermore,
          Then opes the Future's door.

This is a simple little poem, but presents an appealing rendition of the inexorable march of time.  The personification of Time as a "warder grim" with his set of keys is both effective and somewhat dour at the same time.

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